Insert the … [Read More Windows software utility to keep the PC operating optimally. This article needs additional citations for verification. Three additional components shown in Figure 3. Still, the later i was considered the best Pentium III chipset because it offered a better feature set and very similar performance relative to the BX. The Profusion chipset, which supports eight-way Pentium III Xeon servers, is extremely different from most other Intel chipsets for servers.

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The chipset includes the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ACPIallowing quick cardus down and up, remote start-up over a LAN for remote network management, plus temperature and fan speed sensors. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The KX was designed for networked or standalone workstations and is also suitable for low-end servers; the more powerful GX was designed for servers.

Intel Pentium Pro/II/III Chipsets for Servers | Server Chipsets | InformIT

All the chipsets shown in Table 3. Ball grid array BGA chips use solder balls on the underside of the chip. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Photograph used by permission of Intel Corporation. The LX’s design was flexible enough to support all types of Pentium II systems, from two-way servers to desktop computers. QPA combines enhanced bus arbitration, deeper buffers, open-page memory architecture and ECC memory control to improve system performance. When the LX was introduced, the FX was quickly superseded.


This chipset allows for lower-cost, high-performance workstations and servers using 440xb Slot 2—based Xeon processors.

Intel 440BX

Insert the … [Read More With footprint compatibility with the BX, the ZX is intended to allow OEMs to leverage BX design and validation investment to produce new systems to meet entry level market segment needs. However, this chipset was never designed with the Pentium II in mind, whereas the newer LX was optimized specifically to take advantage of the Pentium II architecture.

Although Corollary began developing the Profusion chipset inthe first systems that used Profusion were not released until lateafter Intel purchased Corollary in latemaking it a wholly owned subsidiary, and released the chipset to server developers in June The FX uses half the number of components that the previous Intel chipset used. Two dedicated PCI expander bridges can be connected via the expander bus. Intel designed the FX to be a lower-cost and somewhat higher-performance replacement for the KX workstation chipset.

Ironically, the BX offered better performance than several of its successors.

The LX by this time Intel had dropped the term Triton was the successor to the Pentium Pro FX chipset and was developed by Intel to consolidate on the critical success of the Pentium II processor launched a few cradbus earlier.

Although the FX was designed for use in workstation applications, it was also used as a low-end server chipset by numerous vendors. In addition to the core components, parts are available for scaling up to a more powerful design.


The KX is the low-end server or workstation csrdbus user version of Orion and, as such, it supports fewer processors one or two and less memory 1GB than the GX. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references.

The chipset consists of three main components, with a few optional extras. It offers additional features, such as support for the PCI 2.

The BX became one of Intel’s most popular chipsets. Three additional components shown in Figure 3.

Other than these items, the GX is cadrbus the same as the BX. It also supports up to 2GB of memory, twice that of the BX.

Intel 440 Chipsets – 440LX, 440EX, 440BX, 440ZX, 440GX

The BX was a popular one-way and two-way server chipset during and into Although both are commonly known as Orion, the KX was originally known as Mars. Up to 8GB of memory is supported in total. The Intel NX chipset consists of four components: Related Resources Store Articles Blogs. Note Quad flat pack QFA is imtel method used for surface-mounting a chip to a board.

This was the first chipset to really take full advantage of the Pentium II processor.

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